|I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]|
Did you receive allowance from your parents when you were child? How about now? Did you have to do household chores to earn the money? How did you spend it?
HELPFUL TIP: Many people believe that children need to be taught the value of work. Thus, instead of just giving children allowance, consider tying their allowance to their doing chores around the house. No work, no pay.
Joshua: Dad. Allowance day. Can I have my allowance?
Father: Oh. I forgot about that.
Joshua: You ALWAYS forget.
Father: I guess I do. How much do I owe you?
Joshua: Just $13.
Father: Thirteen dollars!? Why do I owe you that much? Just seems like I paid you the other day.
Joshua: No. You forget every Saturday, and it has been piling up.
Father: Well, I’m not sure if I have that much.
Joshua: Go to the bank. You have lots of money.
Father: Lots of money, uh? Uh, well, I think the bank is closed.
Joshua: Then, what about your secret money jar under your bed?
Father: Oh, I guess I could do that. So, what are you going to do with the money?
Joshua: I’m going to put some in savings, give some to the poor people, and use the rest to buy books.
Father: Well, that’s sounds great, Joshua.